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Shakespeare Teacher Programs

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Teaching Shakespeare Workshops, a partnership between the ESU and the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Librarygive teachers nationwide the tools that they need to bring Shakespeare to life in their classrooms. These workshops are lead by experts from the Folger National Teacher Corps and focus on the Folger Four (scholarship, performance, curriculum and assessment). 

2016 Teaching Shakespeare Workshop

A program of the English-Speaking Union
and the Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Parthenon Museum
Centennial Park
2598 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Registration Fee:
$50 (includes tuition and teaching materials)

Credit card or check (payable to "The English-Speaking Union") accepted.

Registration Deadline:
November 10, 2016

TBA, Folger National Teacher Corps 

This active workshop is designed for teachers of all stages and ages. Participants will learn highly effective techniques for connecting all students to Shakespeare's language. Teachers will collaboratively practice scaffolded strategies that get students reading closely, asking good questions and citing textual evidence.  Educators will not only workshop together, but also tour the special exhibition, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare (the exhibition having made its way from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, to Nashville's Parthenon).  Participants will walk away with new knowledge about this historic book and its pedagogical possibilities in today's classrooms. 

Online Registration opens in August 2016. 

The English-Speaking Union

Nashville Branch

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